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Christingle

The Christmas season is well and truly open! This afternoon, the whole school walked down to St Peter’s church to enjoy a Christingle service led by Y6. It was a really lovely occasion and as always, our pupils did the school, their parents and – most importantly – themselves very proud. They sang their hearts out and the narrators and actors were super!
Thank you to Mrs Flatt for organising the service and ensuring such polished singing and acting from the pupils. Thank you also to all parents who volunteered and helped to walk pupils down to the church – we could not have done it without you!
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The Dog's Trust visit with Year 6

Gemma, The Dogs’ Trust Education and Community Officer for Hertfordshire, came to visit Year 6 this week!
Gemma delivered workshops on “Dogs in War”. Year 6 learnt about how owners of pet dogs struggled during the war because of difficulties: food rationing made food for dogs scarce; air raid shelters did not allow dogs inside; and when families were evacuated they had to leave their dog behind.
Year 6 also learned about ways they could help their dogs today, including: having a microchip to help their dog get back home if they are lost; providing a safe place for dogs to go to when they are scared, for example during fireworks.
We are looking forward to welcoming them back in January when they will be coming in to visit KS1.
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Breakfast Club News from Mrs Stanley – 01.12.17

At Breakfast Club, the countdown to Christmas has well and truly started! With Christmas arts and crafts as well as ‘Nativity’ the Movie, we are feeling very festive. We all enjoyed bacon, scrambled eggs and beans this morning, to set us up for the day ready for our lovely Christingle.
See you all on Monday at 7.30am.

Music Concert November 2017

Recently, we enjoyed a special celebration assembly which featured a concert performed by pupils who have music lessons with Mrs Street. It was great to see and hear the progress that they have made since their last concert and it is further proof of just how talented they all are. We were all so impressed by the confidence and courage of these children to perform in front of such a large audience and they should all be very proud of themselves.
Thank you to Mrs Street for organising this concert and to parents for supporting your children with their practising and lessons.
 
Musicians                                                                        Pieces performed
Violin
Eva                                                                                    Cheeky Monkey, Get Up and Go
Thomas                                                                            Clowns
Miles                                                                                 Minuet
Recorder
Ruby N, Ruby E, Lyra W                                              Round the Totem Pole
Poppy, Keira, Chisom, Avril                                        Prep Test Exercises
Kiera                                                                                 Jumping
Avril                                                                                 Jumping (off by heart)
Poppy                                                                              Stretching,
Chisom                                                                           Calmly (off by heart) Silent night
Jaycee and Elissa                                                          Walking in the Air, Starry Night and The Christmas Song,
Piano
Zara                                                                                     The Chimes, Mary had a Little Lamb
Taylor                                                                                 We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Shay                                                                                     Old Macdonald
Alex, with special guest Kyle                                          Just Resting, Rain, Rain Go Away
Mikail                                                                                  The Turkey in the Straw
Dylan                                                                                    I Saw Three Ships
Jack with special guest Elijah                                        Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Samuel Freestone                                                             We Three Kings
Seywash                                                                               Good King Wenceslas
Charlotte                                                                            Grade 1 Scale, Patapan
Lexi                                                                                      Prep Test Exercises
Zak                                                                                      Prep Test Piece, Train Ride
Elissa                                                                                   Allegretto
Daisy                                                                                  Ballora’s song
 
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Home Learning

This week Ryan (1B) and Bella (1B) produced an amazing Christingle, for their home learning task. It was fantastic to see how they had taken so much care in their learning, particularly in placing the red ribbon around the middle of the orange. Taylor (2TC) and Morgan (2BC) also need to be commended for making a Christingle, in addition to completing their home learning tasks.
We are very proud of their enthusiasm and commitment to their learning.

Home+School=Together

As requested by some parents at the start of term, we are proposing to hold a First Aid Course for Parents/Carers on Tuesday, 27th February 2018. Spaces will be limited to 24 places and will be offered on a first come, first served basis (we require a minimum of 12 participants for the course to go ahead).
The course will cover:

  • Choking Recognition, treatment & when to seek medical advice
  • Adult, Child & Baby Bleeding
  • Types of wounds, treatment, minor injuries, nose bleeds, bites & stings
  • Burns Causes, treatment, do’s & don’ts & when to go to hospital – including electric shock
  • Poisonous Substances Corrosive & Non-Corrosive substances, entry points & treatment
  • Fractures Recognition & treatment

The cost will be £10.00 per person, which will need to be paid to secure your place on the course.
Please reserve your place at the school office by Tuesday, 9th January. If you require any further information please speak to Ms Spindler or Mrs Stanley.

Severe Weather Conditions

We will make every effort to keep school open. However, in exceptional circumstances severe weather may mean that it is unsafe for children and staff to get in to school. If it becomes necessary to close the school or delay opening, parents/carers will be sent a text (if you have changed your mobile number recently please let us know.) Please bear in mind that when mobile phone networks become busy, text messages can be delayed.
With this in mind, please also follow the guidance below: